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Hodnett looks a serious player as does Casey.

A few of the Leinster lads have been quieter tonight. Molony good and Turner has put in a few big hits too. Ryan has led them with aplomb.

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31 29 to Ireland FT. Ireland are 6 Nations U20 champions.

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Brilliant game, superb performances all over the place from our lads


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Twist wrote:Brilliant game, superb performances all over the place from our lads
I think playing in Cork really worked well. I’ve been at U20 games in Donnybrook over the last few years and the atmosphere has been fairly flat.

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wixfjord wrote:Hodnett looks a serious player as does Casey.

A few of the Leinster lads have been quieter tonight. Molony good and Turner has put in a few big hits too. Ryan has led them with aplomb.
thought all 3 of our back row plus casey were brilliant tonight

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Great game. A lot of future stars out there. Hard to think of anyone who hasn't been really impressive. Penny is very very good. Big turnaround from last year.

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Huge congratulation to Noel McNamara and all the Coaching ticket. For the first time in a decade, the Irish U.20 Squad have looked and played like a team, during 6N tournament. Playing against Cork Con before the tournament started and Leinster and Munster Development Squads over Christmas provided the Coaches with a realistic assessment of who would play for the team and who would play for themselves.

In three games thus far we have seen intelligent game plans well executed and our physical short-comings well hidden by the aggressive nature of the forwards team work

Absolutely delighted for this group who have taken the odd blow through injuries but each new face who has come in, has delivered more than was expected.

This is a great step forward in Irish international coaching as Noel has developed totally through the game here, coupled with an invaluable spell in NZ last year.

Well done to you all. Now go and mimic the 2009 Group and grab the Slam in Colwyn Bay next week

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What would be very useful for the U20 RWC would be if a two or three of the Leinster players could get a game or two, even 20 minutes off the bench in the Pro12.
That kind of exposure would be invaluable to all concerned.
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Oldschool wrote:What would be very useful for the U20 RWC would be if a two or three of the Leinster players could get a game or two, even 20 minutes off the bench in the Pro12.
That kind of exposure would be invaluable to all concerned.
I'd say it's more likely that most of them will be playing for Leinster A in their mini-tour in the USA. Scott Penny could well be in contention to get some more minutes for the senior team given our last four league games are fairly irrelevant. Harry Byrne is probably the only other one who would conceivably be in contention for some game-time and even that's unlikely.
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Great performance from the team. They won but there'll also be areas where they know the can improve on. Thats great for Noel McNamara.


Discipline was great. One area a smaller team is vulnerable is 5m lineouts so by being disciplined they limited France having many of those. Do the same against Wales and they'll win imo. That's if they play to their usual standards. Should be a cracker.


My first time seeing some players. Healy is very similar to Byrne in style so he was able to slot in seemlessly.
Baird looks an athlete alright. No shortage of power there! First time he got the ball he broke through a tackle he shouldn't of.


Clarkson has been great. Played every minute, locked out the scrum against a bigger team (Charlie Ryan doing well there too) and he's been mobile around the pitch. Still U19 which is very impressive.


Credit to McNamara and his coaching team. Big turnaround from last year.

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dropkick wrote:Great performance from the team. They won but there'll also be areas where they know the can improve on. Thats great for Noel McNamara.


Discipline was great. One area a smaller team is vulnerable is 5m lineouts so by being disciplined they limited France having many of those. Do the same against Wales and they'll win imo. That's if they play to their usual standards. Should be a cracker.


My first time seeing some players. Healy is very similar to Byrne in style so he was able to slot in seemlessly.
Baird looks an athlete alright. No shortage of power there! First time he got the ball he broke through a tackle he shouldn't of.


Clarkson has been great. Played every minute, locked out the scrum against a bigger team (Charlie Ryan doing well there too) and he's been mobile around the pitch. Still U19 which is very impressive.


Credit to McNamara and his coaching team. Big turnaround from last year.
Were you at the game? It looked a good crowd / atmosphere on the TV - how is it working out having the games based there?
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The Doc wrote:
dropkick wrote:Great performance from the team. They won but there'll also be areas where they know the can improve on. Thats great for Noel McNamara.


Discipline was great. One area a smaller team is vulnerable is 5m lineouts so by being disciplined they limited France having many of those. Do the same against Wales and they'll win imo. That's if they play to their usual standards. Should be a cracker.


My first time seeing some players. Healy is very similar to Byrne in style so he was able to slot in seemlessly.
Baird looks an athlete alright. No shortage of power there! First time he got the ball he broke through a tackle he shouldn't of.


Clarkson has been great. Played every minute, locked out the scrum against a bigger team (Charlie Ryan doing well there too) and he's been mobile around the pitch. Still U19 which is very impressive.


Credit to McNamara and his coaching team. Big turnaround from last year.
Were you at the game? It looked a good crowd / atmosphere on the TV - how is it working out having the games based there?

I couldn't make it but heard it was good. It was mentioned a bit in the media in the lead up. Lots of kids there which added to the atmosphere.

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Is our grand slam showdown on TV anywhere in these Islands? Will be over there next Friday but not able to get to Colwyn bay.

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johng wrote:Is our grand slam showdown on TV anywhere in these Islands? Will be over there next Friday but not able to get to Colwyn bay.
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Barry wrote:
johng wrote:Is our grand slam showdown on TV anywhere in these Islands? Will be over there next Friday but not able to get to Colwyn bay.
RUGBY RTÉ 2 from 7pm
(7.05) U20s: Wales v Ireland
Great. If it's on here perhaps it's on there too.

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Barry wrote:
johng wrote:Is our grand slam showdown on TV anywhere in these Islands? Will be over there next Friday but not able to get to Colwyn bay.
RUGBY RTÉ 2 from 7pm
(7.05) U20s: Wales v Ireland
Also on S4C

Freeview Channel 4 (Wales only)

Satellite Freesat Channel 104 (SD/HD) (Wales)
Channel 120 (SD/HD) (Rest of UK)

Sky
Channel 104 (SD/HD) (Wales)
Channel 134 (SD/HD) (Rest of UK)


RTE2 on air from 6:30pm, S4C coverage starts 6:40pm.
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Great to hear that Casey should be back training today. Not sure I've ever wanted a player to make it more than him, you can just tell that he works unbelievably hard and will do whatever it takes to reach the top.

Baird really seems to have it all. I hadn't seen him play since school and wasn't just impressed with the flashy stuff, he had a big workrate and great technique as well, and it was great to see that he could transfer that to a higher level on Friday. He reminds me of a young Ringrose in that he may need to bulk up a bit but his technique will ensure that he can survive at pro level straight away. I reckon he could probably play 6 or 8 if he wanted to.

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Hawkshaw out of JWC as rumoured:

https://www.the42.ie/david-hawkshaw-ire ... 2-Mar2019/

Also that Lancaster was in with the 20's post Italy: https://www.the42.ie/liam-turner-irelan ... 8-Mar2019/

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mildlyinterested wrote:Hawkshaw out of JWC as rumoured:

https://www.the42.ie/david-hawkshaw-ire ... 2-Mar2019/

Also that Lancaster was in with the 20's post Italy: https://www.the42.ie/liam-turner-irelan ... 8-Mar2019/
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